Posts Tagged: marketing automation

Busting Common Manufacturer Marketing Myths

As manufacturers take their marketing digital, misconceptions abound. Time to set them right.

According to a recent survey of over 150 manufacturers by IndustrialSage, the majority of manufacturer marketing dollars are spent on trade shows, in spite of a recent drop in trade show leads by over 50 percent. But while trade shows and word-of-mouth are still highly regarded by manufacturers for marketing their capabilities and services, it… Read more »

Making Lost Leads Found Again

Most lost leads aren't lost; they're just forgotten. Here's how to capitalize on these non-starters.

Many marketers are great at generating leads, but they also excel at losing them. Let’s face it: Lost leads are a huge blind spot in many marketing programs. So what exactly is a “lost lead” or a “dead lead?” Basically, a lost lead is a lead that did not convert into a sale and that… Read more »

Why Marketers Need to Start Thinking About Technical Debt

Remember when you decided to do that project quick and dirty? It might come back to haunt you.

You might be wondering: Just what is technical debt? Well, ever hear of a “bush fix” or “jury rig”?  These are makeshift repairs or temporary procedures made with materials on hand. Think of using duct tape as a quick fix until you can get a more permanent solution. When applied to web or software development,… Read more »

Why Lead Scoring Is Important for B2Bs (and How You Can Implement It for Your Company)

Do you know a lead's chance of converting? You could if you made it a numbers game.

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply.” —Leonardo da Vinci What’s it like to work in sales and marketing for a company that doesn’t use lead scoring? Well, imagine watching the World Series with your friends, but with one small change: This year the MLB has decided not to keep score. Each time one team… Read more »

B2B Marketing Automation Basics

So what exactly is marketing automation and why is it a game changer for B2Bs? Let's find out.

Last year, we wrote about the importance of lead nurturing for industrials. As a premise, it makes perfect sense. The industrial buying cycle takes time — often months — and it can be extremely effective to touch base with customers at key moments in the lengthy buying cycle, helping them complete their customer journey by… Read more »

Web Metrics to Align Industrial Sales and Marketing

For your website to generate quality leads, marketing and sales must be on the same page.

About ten years ago, we (Industrial Strength Marketing) launched a website for a company that manufactures tube sheets used in balance-of-plant heat exchangers. At the time, we didn’t realize that the company’s URL was just one keystroke away from that of a popular adult-entertainment website. (No, we’re not going to say which one.) Within days,… Read more »

Industrial Marketing Superpower Secrets Revealed!

These softwares and strategies are making progressive industrial marketers superhuman.

Faster than a speeding email! More powerful than a search engine! Able to leap the competition in a single inbound! Look up into the cloud! It’s a run of B2B marketing automation and sales intelligence platforms that are enabling industrial marketing and sales professionals to see more, know more, and convert more business than ever… Read more »

Industrial Digital Marketing Roundup

The Google algorithm update and Apple Watch, plus more trends affecting industrial marketing.

We’re just four months in and 2015 has already brought us some important trends and technology that could affect industrial digital marketing. With every significant change or technological advance come new projections and predictions about what the “hottest” and “niftiest” digital marketing trends will be. But with niche markets, such as industrial B2B (business-to-business) marketing,… Read more »